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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Atlantic Hosts Tax Policy Summit Today in Washington, D.C.

The AtlanticThe Atlantic hosts a Tax Policy Summit on Streamlining the System, Fighting Fraud, and Empowering Consumers today (webcast) at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. :

Recent headlines have focused on new tax reform legislation slashing the corporate and individual tax rates. Yet even as the perennial tax reform conversation again dominates Washington, a more fundamental problem continues to plague the tax administration system. Over the last decade, the IRS made an estimated $140 billion in improper payments, the result of fraud, complexity, and individual mistakes in the face of a labyrinthine tax system. This event will convene key tax policy leaders for a conversation about whether, even without comprehensive reform, there are small but significant steps that can be taken now to combat fraud, preserve the integrity of the tax system, and better serve and protect consumers.

Keynote Address:  Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Moderator:  Nancy Cook (Economics Correspondent, National Journal)

Panel Discussion:

  • Leslie Book (Director of Graduate Tax Program, Villanova School of Law)
  • Eric Toder (Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center)
  • Chi Chi Wu (Attorney, National Consumer Law Center)
  • Nancy Cook (Economics Correspondent, National Journal) (moderator)

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